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Macwick
May 1, 2010, 09:11 AM
Gar,

I bought my 3G iPad last night - got one of the last ones at the Apple Store in Tysons. But - no Apple case! This morning I called the two nearest Apple stores and the two nearest Best Buys - all sold out and no idea when they're getting more in. Anyone in NoVA have any idea where I could get one?

Thanks....



Chupa Chupa
May 1, 2010, 09:16 AM
Honestly, the Apple case isn't that great. It feels icky and fragile. Do yourself a favor and either find a less expensive "knock off" on eBay or a better made 3rd party.

raluke
May 1, 2010, 09:17 AM
It's a drive but they had Apple iPad cases in stock at the Columbia, Maryland store last night.

gts197
May 1, 2010, 09:36 AM
I had the same issue yesterday in my area. I only checked one store though (we have about 4-5, not including best buys). Hopefully will have some better luck today. We bought two more ipads for my parents and of course my dad had to swipe my apple case cause he needs to more than I do haha.

badtzmaru
May 1, 2010, 09:53 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I was about to head to pentagon city for another case

iSingandiDance
May 1, 2010, 09:57 AM
I was at the Pentagon City release yesterday and they had some in stock.

Belkin is the way to go though.

gts197
May 1, 2010, 10:23 AM
I was at the Pentagon City release yesterday and they had some in stock.

Belkin is the way to go though.

Does the Belkin case have the same kind of stand the apple case does when your on a flat surface for typing? That is one of the main reasons I like the apple case, that and the fact that it's not that bulky.

iSingandiDance
May 1, 2010, 10:34 AM
Does the Belkin case have the same kind of stand the apple case does when your on a flat surface for typing? That is one of the main reasons I like the apple case, that and the fact that it's not that bulky.There is no stand but you get past that quick. Go to the apple store and test out both and see which one you like best.

For me, typing may be minimally improved with the Apple Case, but I find myself holding the device with both hands and typing with my thumbs. And the belkin grip vue feels more like a skin than a case.

PsyD4Me
May 1, 2010, 10:36 AM
well that tells me how popular they must be amongst users

Revelation78
May 1, 2010, 10:47 AM
Honestly, the Apple case isn't that great. It feels icky and fragile. Do yourself a favor and either find a less expensive "knock off" on eBay or a better made 3rd party.

Whereas i respect your opinion, I'll have to disagree with you on that one. I've had the case since day one and it is great. Too each their own I guess.

sracer
May 1, 2010, 10:51 AM
Whereas i respect your opinion, I'll have to disagree with you on that one. I've had the case since day one and it is great. Too each their own I guess.
It's a decent case. I don't like how the speaker openings don't line up with the iPad speaker or how you can't use the iPad in the dock without altering the case or removing it from the case.

Unfortunately, the next viable alternative, the Macally bookstand is equally difficult to obtain.

Chupa Chupa
May 1, 2010, 11:04 AM
Whereas i respect your opinion, I'll have to disagree with you on that one. I've had the case since day one and it is great. Too each their own I guess.

Fair enough.

Funnone
May 1, 2010, 11:10 AM
I have this one! Love it:D
http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-hardsleeve.html

BruiserB
May 1, 2010, 11:13 AM
I got the very last one at the Mall of America Apple Store in Minneapolis yesterday! When I told my salesperson I wanted the iPad and case he told me to go over to the register immediately where the cases were and grab one while he went to get the iPad from the back room.....good thing!!! I was so happy that I even fell for the $30 off MobileMe promotion and picked up a renewal.....I've always bought it off eBay at an even bigger discount, but I guess I was just too excited! haha

FSUSem1noles
May 1, 2010, 11:15 AM
Good luck,

I had to order at Apple's website, I ordered it back on April 12th, I just got word yesterday that it shipped and I should be getting it on Tuesday, May 4th..

The local Apple Stores were all sold out since April 12th, I went down to one last week and they had a whole wall full of cases in stock, I was going to buy one but since I already had waited this long I passed on purchasing it..

wombat888
May 1, 2010, 11:31 AM
I got an InCase (or is it EnCase?) rubberized skin thing at the Reston store, since the Apple case was sold out by 6 p.m.

I'm interested in a case that makes the iPad as easy as possible to hold in one hand. I'm not as interested in a stand, though it's a plus if there's a case that can do both. Any suggestions?

FunkyMonkCP
May 1, 2010, 11:55 AM
Gar,

I bought my 3G iPad last night - got one of the last ones at the Apple Store in Tysons. But - no Apple case! This morning I called the two nearest Apple stores and the two nearest Best Buys - all sold out and no idea when they're getting more in. Anyone in NoVA have any idea where I could get one?

Thanks....

There really are no cases around here. This morning I went to the apple fair oaks to see if they had any but they had been sold out since 2:30 yesterday. I'm going to call around 2 today to see if they got any in. I'm not holding my breath though. I'm going on a business trip Monday and don't want to use it naked. Guess I'll get s neoprene case as a last resort.

If any nova stores have any iPad cases in stock, I will let you know.

wombat888
May 1, 2010, 12:04 PM
The InCase I got is okay, and does include a stand. It doesn't protect the face of the iPad in any way, it's a skin that covers the sides and back. All controls are available. It seems pretty thick and protective, though I still wouldn't want to drop an iPad, since I think the greater size will make it more delicate than a smartphone-sized device. It's $40. My plan is to return it within 14 days and get the Apple case, unless I change my mind in the meantime.

LordOBoogie
May 1, 2010, 12:05 PM
Whereas i respect your opinion, I'll have to disagree with you on that one. I've had the case since day one and it is great. Too each their own I guess.


Me, too. I love my Apple case. It is slim adds no weight or bulk. To each their own!

ScubaCinci
May 1, 2010, 12:58 PM
I tried it once, don't like it some I'm going to sell mine

Swampthing
May 2, 2010, 07:00 AM
Have been looking for the official as well as incase Book, and MacAlly with ZERO success.

WRONG forum though... Should be in iPad accessories.

Macwick
May 3, 2010, 07:07 PM
There really are no cases around here. This morning I went to the apple fair oaks to see if they had any but they had been sold out since 2:30 yesterday. I'm going to call around 2 today to see if they got any in. I'm not holding my breath though. I'm going on a business trip Monday and don't want to use it naked. Guess I'll get s neoprene case as a last resort.

If any nova stores have any iPad cases in stock, I will let you know.

I had no luck today either. I called Tysons - none in stock. I called Reston on my way home and they said they had 'a few' left. When I arrived at the store 15(!) minutes later they were all gone. I called Fair Oaks but no dice there. All the local Best Buys are sold out too.

What's strange is that most of the Apple stores are out of iPads too - which means people are hovering around the store picking up the cases as soon as they put them out. Probably like the guy who PMed me to say he bought two cases to sell them on eBay but I could buy one off him. No thanks - people like him are a big part of the frigging problem.....

advan031
May 3, 2010, 07:45 PM
As much people rag on the Apple case they r sold out on every Apple store and BB Ive called today!!! I am rather annoyed:mad:

Clix Pix
May 3, 2010, 08:01 PM
On Friday when I was in line waiting for the 3G I was busily typing away on my WiFi iPad, which was in the Apple case. Some man came out of the store, spotted my case, pointed to it and said to me and his wife, "that's it, that is the Apple case, the one I want but they didn't have any available!" Of course only a few hours later when they were selling us the 3G the Apple store then had a few of the cases..... That man should have stuck around, gotten in line!

iSingandiDance
May 4, 2010, 09:29 AM
To anyone in the DMV in need of the Apple Case, I will sell you the one I purchased. It's new in box as it hasn't been opened. We can do meet-up at one of the metro stations in the area.

Let me know. Thanks.

wvuwhat
May 4, 2010, 05:09 PM
Just FYI for everyone.

Reston Apple Store had about 100 on display as of an hour ago.

dennisjr631
May 4, 2010, 05:46 PM
I had no luck today either. I called Tysons - none in stock. I called Reston on my way home and they said they had 'a few' left. When I arrived at the store 15(!) minutes later they were all gone. I called Fair Oaks but no dice there. All the local Best Buys are sold out too.

What's strange is that most of the Apple stores are out of iPads too - which means people are hovering around the store picking up the cases as soon as they put them out. Probably like the guy who PMed me to say he bought two cases to sell them on eBay but I could buy one off him. No thanks - people like him are a big part of the frigging problem.....

For the record I was the guy who offered to sell the to cases I purchased. For $0 profit and for what ever shipping costs are. So tell the whole story before you go crying how I'm part of the problem.

Clix Pix
May 4, 2010, 06:02 PM
For the record I was the guy who offered to sell the to cases I purchased. For $0 profit and for what ever shipping costs are. So tell the whole story before you go crying how I'm part of the problem.

And what way are you NOT part of the problem? Why did you selfishly buy two iPad cases when you were not planning to use them? Well, to me the answer is pretty clear, as you admit here -- to sell on eBay.

I bought my WiFi iPad on Launch Day and bought an Apple iPad case to use with it. On this past Friday I bought my 3G iPad and, yes, there were some Apple iPad cases on offer then, too. Did I buy one or two or three? NO. I figured I have the one already and also have other ways to protect and carry the second iPad so left the iPad cases available for those in line behind me who were getting their first iPad and who needed and wanted that case. If I decide that I want a second Apple case for my own use, I can wait and buy it in a few weeks when the initial demand has tapered off.

It is greedy people who have caused the need for setting limits..... I applaud Apple for the way they have approached this situation.

Soura2112
May 4, 2010, 06:43 PM
I'm near 2 apple stores in East bay, CA and there are no good cases to choose from except sleeves. I got a sleeve to hold me over for 14 days because I want a better one. It took me a long time to find a good case for my iPhone, so I expect the same with the ipad.
Good luck

re2st
May 4, 2010, 06:56 PM
And what way are you NOT part of the problem? Why did you selfishly buy two iPad cases when you were not planning to use them? Well, to me the answer is pretty clear, as you admit here -- to sell on eBay.

I bought my WiFi iPad on Launch Day and bought an Apple iPad case to use with it. On this past Friday I bought my 3G iPad and, yes, there were some Apple iPad cases on offer then, too. Did I buy one or two or three? NO. I figured I have the one already and also have other ways to protect and carry the second iPad so left the iPad cases available for those in line behind me who were getting their first iPad and who needed and wanted that case. If I decide that I want a second Apple case for my own use, I can wait and buy it in a few weeks when the initial demand has tapered off.

It is greedy people who have caused the need for setting limits..... I applaud Apple for the way they have approached this situation.

My goodness.. talk about political correctness..

re2st
May 4, 2010, 07:03 PM
I'm near 2 apple stores in East bay, CA and there are no good cases to choose from except sleeves. I got a sleeve to hold me over for 14 days because I want a better one. It took me a long time to find a good case for my iPhone, so I expect the same with the ipad.
Good luck
They actually get shipment every day. Call around noon, they'll tell you they have it. Be there at the store soon, otherwise you'll miss them.

I bought my iPad 3G at the launch day (with no case), called the following day and it was in stock. South Bay here BTW.

Jaro65
May 4, 2010, 09:33 PM
As much people rag on the Apple case they r sold out on every Apple store and BB Ive called today!!! I am rather annoyed:mad:

Same here. I also can't find one. And the Apple online store shows a 2-week delay.